Upcoming Spring Events/Festivals: April, May, and June 2016

April 7th, 2016

First Thursday Nights in the Garden Cheekwood’s newest event, First Thursday Nights in the Garden, kicks off this month in celebration of the current exhibit, Steven Tobin: Southern Roots. On the first Thursday of each month, the gardens will stay up until 10 p.m. and guests are welcome to admire the exhibit under the stars. Grab a drink from the cash bar or food from local food trucks and enjoy the entertainment (this month’s entertainment is to be performed by New Dialect contemporary dance collective and is inspired by Southern Roots. cheekwood.org/ Art/Steve_ Tobin_Southern_Roots Don’t forget that Cheekwood in Bloom will be celebrated through April 24, so stop by the see the tulips, dogwoods and wildflowers bloom.

April 8/9th, 2016

HERITAGE DAYS, Historic Mansker Farms 745 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville, TN-Moss Wright Park Sat. and Sun. 9:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m. See http://manskerstation.org for more details FREE

April 9th, 2016

NOLENSVILLE 16TH ANNUAL HISTORIC DISTRICT BUTTERCUP FESTIVAL Downtown Historic District Saturday, April gth, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. http://Facebook.com/historicnolensvillebuttercupfestival

April 9th, 2016

NASHVILLE’S CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL 1 Public Square, Nashville, TN 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. http://nashvillecherryblossomfestival.org FREE parking at Nissan Stadium, Parking Lot A

April 23rd, 2016

Nashville Earth Day Festival Celebrate Earth Day with exhibits and activities in Centennial Park. With nearly 100 family-friendly booths, there will be fun for all ages. Enjoy live music, stop by the Green Market for locally grown produce, check out the Children’s Educational Activities and visit the Beer Garden for locally brewed beer. Help protect our environment and help Nashville become the greenest city in the Southeast. This is a free, family-friendly event. nashvilleearthday.org

April 23rd, 2016

SPRING STYLEAPALOOZA AND FASHION CRAWL Downtown Gallatin, TN, Gallatin Square “Fashion, Crawfish, and Live Music” Saturday, April 23’d, 2016 11:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. http://facebook.com/billiejeansblues/photos

May 14th, 2016

75th Annual Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival Downtown Portland, TN Saturday, May 14th, 2016 7:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. See http://portlandcofc.com/m/events/view/Strawberry-Festival for more details

May 21st, 2016

Nashville Food and Wine Festival Bicentennial Capital Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy Saturday, May 215t, 2016 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For tickets, http://thenashvillefoodandwinefestival.com

June 9 – 12th, 2016

CMA Music Festival “Four days of free music happening all at downtown Nashville” http://cmafest.com